Friday, May 19, 2017

Beauty Talk: Pur-lisse Skin Care Routine Review

Happy Friday loves! Today I will be sharing another beauty post. This time we will be talking about skin care and the amazing products by Pur-lisse.  Pur-lisse uses "Beauty through Asian Wisdom."  The creator was a TV villain on Power Ranges back in the 90s and her skin took a beating with the long hours under layers of makeup and harsh lights.  She was obsessed with fixing her skin and that's when she remembered her Chinese grandmother's beauty secrets.

Last week I received a package with 7 products to try out.  The products included a cleansing milk, eye serum, moisturizer, lip moisturizer, mud mask, BB cream, and sheet masks.  Needless to say, it was the most amazing package and I could not wait to try every product.

I've broken down each product below.  I hope you enjoy.

Let's start with my new skin care ritual.  My nighttime routine for the past 9 days have consisted of these 4 products; 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk, 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum, Balancing Moisturizer, and the Daily Lip Nourisher. (In that order.)

The cleanser is amazing.  It contains blue lotus flower, white tea, soy milk, and whole oat. Which means it tones, soothes, and helps rejuvenate skin.  It's also terrific with removing makeup.  The cleanser is definitely one of my favorites.  Immediately after use my skin feels super soft and hydrated.  After a week, I can tell that my skin looks brighter and even. I'm really looking forward to what my skin looks like after a month of use.

Next up, the eye serum.  It's supposed to hydrate, firm, brighten, and decrease puffiness.  So far I've noticed that it does decrease puffiness and hydrates.  I naturally have dark under eye circles that seem to never go away and I think I still need more time using this serum to see how it firms. So far so good though! Plus, you can use is day or night, which I love.

The Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer I love!  It also contains white tea, vitamin E, and French marine plants.  It's suppose to prevent premature aging, retain moisture, soothe skin and improve skin texture.  It makes my skin super soft, fresh, and hydrated.  I use it day and night.

Lastly, the lip nourisher.  It has mango and shea butter.  It feels really good and works instantly at softening and moisturizing.  I do wish that feeling lasted longer.  It's great to use right before lipstick/gloss, but I catch myself having to reapply often when I'm just wearing it alone.

Next up, the Blue Lotus and White Tea sheet mask.  These masks are so much fun!  I've never used a sheet mask before until now and I love it.  It brightens, improves skin texture, and helps firm skin.  The sheets are loaded with yummy goodness.  After 15-20 minutes you remove the mask and rub in the product so your skin absorbs the essence and that's it.  My skin did feel a little sticky with the product still on after use, but I just went to sleep once dry and rinsed in the morning.  

Another great mask is this Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask and Exfoliant.  It's a 10 minute facial that detoxifies, brightens, tightens, and smoothes.  Yes to all of that!  This mask is awesome.  It definitley tightens, brightens, and smoothes.  I love how it turns into an exfoliant when you wash it off.

Last but not least, the creamiest BB cream I have ever tried!  This formula is so creamy.  It's a little light for my complexion but an easy fix when I add a drop of a darker BB cream.  It has 30 SPF which is great!  It's also suppose to redue fine lines and wrinkles which is always good.  It's great as a base for those "makeup free" days and also works well as a moisturizer under your foundation.

I am such a makeup and skin care product junkie.  I love trying out new products.  I'm so excited to see how my skin looks after a month using these great products.  I'll keep you guys updated.

All of the products pictured above are linked below for easy shopping.  Let me know if you try any!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On Repeat: Stripes and High Rise Pants


{Photos by Angel Rodriguez}

Top: H&M (old), Pants: H&M $50, Hat/Espadrilles: Zara (old), Bag: Gucci, Watch: c/o Christian Paul Watches

Monday, May 15, 2017

Makeup Talk: Clarins 3-Dot Liner Review

{Photos by Angel Rodriguez}

Liner: c/o Clarins: $28 (Thank you Clarins for sponsoring this post!)

Happy Monday!  Today I have a fun post for you.  I will be reviewing a new beauty product from Clarins, their 3-Dot Liner eyeliner. :)

We all know fuller lashes are every womans dream.  We all want them and some of us will do anything to have them.  If you are like me, I only wear false lashes on special occasions or extra fancy date nights and I've never bitten the bullet and paid for lash extensions.  Insert the 3-dot liner.  This liner is special because the 3 lines make it super easy to get in between each individual lash.  Instead of a harsh dark line, you get a more natural full lash look.

Here's how I used it:

I made small "dot" marks in between my upper lashes, then in the water line. Think of tight lining.  That gave the illusion of a darker and fuller lash line.

Then I moved on to my lower lashes.  Here is where you can really notice the difference.  I repeated the same small "dot" marks in between each lash, then applied mascara to finish the look.

At first, I was super curious and maybe a little skeptical in how this would really work.  I am happy to say that I actually liked the product!  It is very easy to use and I really saw the difference.  For the ultimate test, I did one eye and asked 2 men if they saw any difference in the two.  They immediately said yes and pointed to the eye with the "fuller lashes".  After that I was sold!  Ha-ha

Next time I plan on creating a winged liner look I'm going to use this 3-dot liner.  I can imagine how easy it'll be to just connect the dots.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post.  I've inked the liner below for easy shopping.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spring Blues and Denim Shorts

{Photos by Angel Rodriguez}

Did some Spring cleaning on my hair this past weekend.  Back in February I got the worst haircut and I've been secretly trying to grow it out ever since. The bob is back and I love it!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Stripes and Boyfriend Jeans

{Photos by Angel Rodriguez}

Top: H&M (old), Jeans: H&M $20 (on sale), Flats: Zara (old), Bag: Gucci

Happy Friday!

I have a confession to make.  I am obsessed with this giant pink house that's in my neighborhood.  It's a giant. Pink. House.  It's literally perfection.  I have no idea what it looks like inside, but does it really matter?  In my mind, it's grand.  And the best parties are thrown inside.  And they're all Gatsby themed, duh.  Sorry, we couldn't get a better photo of the house, but we couldn't fit it with the lens we were using. (First world problems, I know. lol)

Before I go, I wanted to say a few things about these new jeans I bought at H&M.  They're amazing. Super comfy and everything I love in a boyfriend jean.  I scored them randomly on sale, but they are still extremely affordable.  They will definitely be a go-to of mine.

Have a great weekend guys! Talk soon.